Proposal for national licensing of the plumbing and gasfitting occupations
The Council of Australian Governments’ National Licensing Steering Committee has prepared this Decision Regulation Impact Statement, with assistance from PricewaterhouseCoopers. Its purpose is to inform a decision by the Standing Council for Federal Financial Relations on the approach to national licensing for the plumbing and gasfitting occupations.
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This is the second stage of a two-stage Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) process which includes a Consultation RIS followed by a final Decision RIS.
The purpose of this Decision RIS is to present the costs and benefits of options associated with national occupational licensing reform to assist the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in its decision making on reform paths. This Decision RIS incorporates jurisdictional and stakeholder views on reform paths following a consultation process. Consultants were commissioned by the COAG National Licensing Taskforce to prepare the Decision RIS, and it incorporates views that have been brought to the attention of the consultants. Extensive information has also been provided by jurisdictions on the costs and benefits of policy approaches and the detail of the licensing arrangements in each jurisdiction.